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BEYOND SOUND is a family run business based in Glasgow and serving domestic and commercial clients in the wider area of Central Scotland. We design, supply and fit quality Audio Installations & Sonos Systems, Home Cinema Design and Installation with bespoke joinery and acoustics if required, State of the Art CCTV Systems and Noise Control Solutions for your home and business. HOME CINEMA & AUDIO - What better way to come home and relax than catching up on TV, Movies or Sport in your bespoke Home Cinema? Our in-house Sound Engineer can design and build your amazing home cinema or multi-room audio/entertainment system which will be tailored to your budget and needs. We can use an existing room, or re-purpose another room like a garage or loft to install a 100+ inch screen, professionally set up surround sound and acoustics and integrated LED lighting. The results will entertain your family (especially the kids!) and impress your friends. There isn't a more immersive experience to be had at home. CCTV - Our CCTV Systems are high quality and state of the art. Compatible with your mobile device, with 7 day recording, night vision, motion detection and wireless capabilities, you can protect your family and property for less than you think. Don't wait until it has already happened, secure you're home now! NOISE POLLUTION & SOUND CONTROL - This can be a problem for anyone living in close quarters with other people. If you have a noisy neighbour, a loud business next door or need to dampen the sound coming from your own house or a specific room, we can help. With years of experience in this area, we are able to assess your problem and work with you to deliver a solution. OUR PROMISE - We do everything with genuine passion and care over our work, and go all out for 100% customer satisfaction. We can be trusted to respect your home whilst working as quietly and cleanly as possible. We only use the best equipment and materials for your budget and pride ourselves on delivering the very highest levels of workmanship and customer service. We work as efficiently as possible, without compromising on quality. All installations are carried out by a qualified Engineer and all work and equipment is guaranteed for a minimum of one year. So, whether you need a new way to listen to music or immerse yourself in film, require a CCTV System to protect your home or have to block out that noisy traffic, we can help you realise your goals on time and in budget.

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Reviewed by Chris on 7/2/2019

I got Beyond Sound in to soundproof the floor of my wee home studio and the results were even better than I had expected. Massive improvement in acoustics and a massive reduction in noise to the flat below. Not to mention that Steven was a pleasure to deal with and full of additional advice on how to make the room sound even more so like a professional recording studio. He even went out of his way to get the leftover materials cut to size so I could make my own acoustic panels for the walls! Absolutely outs

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Reviewed by Robert on 4/5/2019

Great job done soundproofing a party wall completed in a day and included replacing coving and skirting board plus two electric sockets. We now cannot hear next doors TV so we are really pleased with the results and all done at a really great price.

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Reviewed by Lynne on 26/9/2018

Prompt, excellent service.

Based in Lymington, we provide fully insured, professional home improvements and property maintenance around Hampshire and the Dorset border building experience and reputation since 2008. We are contractors of all trades

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Reviewed by Cevin on 7/3/2019

Duncan and his team did the work required and went over and above in seeking the source of the smell. Floorboards up all along the party wall, foam and soundproofing down to reduce the impact, walls covered with block rubber soundproofing, acoustic plasterboard and finally skimmed with acoustic plaster. Have decided, based on work done that am currently having other work done in phased manner to minimise disruption, Duncan and team worked with me to plan and get this moving. Would recommend highly

A Higher Standard of Property Maintenance We bring the professionalism, skill, accountability and process management of big building projects to day-to-day property maintenance and repairs for residential and commercial property. Our approach to providing the highest quality maintenance services is very simple – it’s all about trust, competence and integrity. It’s what you get with LMDEC LTD every time. Construction services: Home Extensions, Kitchen Refurbishments, Loft Conversions, Bathroom Refurbishments, Painting and Decoration works, Plumbing and Heating services, Renovation works, Roof works, and other Building Maintenance services. Handyman services: Get professional help from a skilled, fully equipped handyman To your door Furniture Assembly Service / Home Repairs / General Maintenance Installations / Knock-down Fitting / TV Mounting / Hanging / Installation / Home Security / Air Conditioning Install / Wallpaper Hanging / Wallpapering / Wallpaper Removal / Cable Management / Cable Trunking / Doorbells Installation / Home Cinema Installation & Repairs in general. Our clients include Letting Agents, Property Maintenance Companies, Private Landlords, Facilities Management Companies, as well as Home Owners.

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Reviewed by Heleana on 7/6/2019

Exceptional work!!

We are your local carpentry, joinery and building specialist, based in Chislehurst. We cover all of Bromley and surrounding areas in West Kent and into London. We are passionate about wood working and have over 30 years experience in the trade. We provide a friendly, personalised service and pride ourselves on the highest standard of workmanship.

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Reviewed by Elaine on 17/2/2019

Very good

Hi, my name is Tom Cela I've been working in the building industry for over 20 years. I specialise in drylining, carpentry, kitchen and bathroom installations. I have a team of guys and we undertake all aspects of building work,. All the tradesman that I use are fully qualified.

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Reviewed by Henry on 19/6/2019

The whole process was very smooth - from discussing the requirements and quote to the actual delivery. Tom was very efficient, happy to accommodate our requests and the quality of work was outstanding as was value for money. I can certainly recommend Tom and would use his services again.

Helping you turn your house into a home! All areas of home improvement and maintenance work undertaken with over 30 years experience. Areas of work covered; - Damp Proofing - Basement conversions - Wood Rot - Plastering - Concrete/sand/cement screeding - Insulation Rendering - Joinery (all aspects) - Plumbing - Electrical Installations - Tiling - Bathroom/Kitchen installations - Structural repairs and alterations - Window & Door installation and more... message to find out

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Reviewed by Robert on 10/12/2018

Great work, great communication, finished to a good standard and even cleaned up for us a bit. thanks for sorting this out for us before Christmas. Were be back in touch when we need more work doing, thanks!

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS. A family run company established 10 years. Fully insured and all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by Sue on 20/5/2019

James was very quick and thorough in tackling the job. He has quite a lot of experience with garage conversations and was able to give us useful advice. I would thoroughly recommend him.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sreejesh on 10/6/2019

George was very professional with his work. I found him very reliable and completed the work on agreed time. He refurbished a family bathroom and a shower room on high standard. I will definitely recommend him.

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Sound Proofing specialists - what you need to know

Soundproofing uses various methods to block or absorb unwanted noise.

You may want to soundproof your property to stop external noise from neighbours or traffic. Or, you might want to stop noise leaking out of your property, if you like to play loud music for example. Soundproofing can also help reduce noise between different rooms in a property.

Soundproofing won’t completely wipe out unwanted noise, but it can significantly reduce it.

How much does soundproofing cost?

The cost depends on the scale of the work you’re having done. The average cost of soundproofing a single wall can range from £800 to £1,600.

What does soundproofing involve?

It depends on the type of noise you need to block, where it’s coming from and how much of it you want to block out.

There are 2 basic types of noise: airborne noise describes sounds like voices and music. Impact noise is the sound of something hitting something else, like a door slamming or a drill going through paving. More extensive work may be needed to deal with this type of noise.

Windows, floors and ceilings are where noise problems tend to arise, particularly in flats.

Ways of dealing with noise can include:

  • Double or triple glazing – this can help block sound from entering and escaping, especially if combined with good sealants around the windows.
  • Secondary glazing
  • Doors – a solid wood door will help block out unwanted sound.
  • Carpeting – putting down good-quality carpets, combined with noise-reducing underlay, can help absorb sound, stopping it from travelling from upper floors.
  • Silicone caulking – this seals up gaps in your walls that sound can travel through.
  • Acoustic panels and acoustic tiles – these can be attached to ceilings or walls to absorb noise.
  • Double walls and lowered ceilings – these work by creating a cavity between the lowered ceiling and the real ceiling, in which sound is absorbed. They’ll reduce the space in your property, but not necessarily by much.

Find out more about how to soundproof your property 

What causes problems with noise?

Many older homes weren’t built with modern pastimes in mind – like watching TV and listening to amplified music, while some modern homes are poorly insulated.

In 2003 regulations came into force to ensure new-builds and conversions have an approved level of sound insulation. If you live in an older property, however, soundproofing could be the answer.

What materials are used in soundproofing?

A wide range of materials can be used to block and absorb sound including mass loaded vinyl (MLV), foams, rubber and specially designed plasterboard.  

All materials are given a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating depending on their ability to block sound, and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating or Sound Absorption Average (SSA) to show their noise absorption.

Softer materials generally absorb more sound than harder materials. So if you want to reduce the amount of sound coming from your flat, go for carpet rather than laminate.

What qualifications does your soundproofing specialist need?

Different types of tradespeople can carry out soundproofing work, depending on what you need, so you won’t be looking for a specific qualification.

Here are a few questions you should ask of your tradesperson:

  • Are they specialists in soundproofing rather than general building?
  • Can they give you examples of when they’ve solved a problem similar to yours?
  • What warranty do they provide?

Do you need planning permission for soundproofing?

It depends on what you’re having done and where you live. For example, you may need permission to change your windows if you live in a conservation area. For more information see the Planning Portal website

What about insurance for soundproofing?

As with all building work, you’ll need to check your tradesperson has full public liability insurance. This covers them if someone is injured or property is damaged because of the work.

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